There are links to my two latest books, "Ornamental Knots for Beaded Jewellery" and "Micro Macrame Jewellery" showing the details and some reviews.
The future of decorative knots has arrived!
JD, the producer of over 100 instructional knot videos and the creator of the famed YouTube channel Tying It All Together,” reveals his innovative knotting style in Decorative Fusion Knots: A Step-by-Step, Illustrated Guide to Unique and Unusual Ornamental Knots.
Respected internationally for his knotting skills and clear, concise video and book presentations, JD shows how to tie knots like no others. Just as origami figurines are created through the merging of different folding techniques, JD creates new knots by combining historical knot elements and new knotting techniques. The products of this intermingling are what he calls fusion knots a brand new genre of knot in a centuries-old tradition. It is rare for a knot book to feature even one brand new, never-before-seen knot, but Decorative Fusion Knots features more than 25 brand new knots created by the author.
Decorative Fusion Knots is the culmination of 10 years of study, practice and creation. The knots within were inspired by history, nature, mythology, and more. Many of these incredible knots have never been presented or described publicly, until now. Never before has a knot book presented a step-by-step format to tying brand new knots like this in full-color.
Alongside fusion knots, JD presents logical and comprehensive instructions for a plethora of historical knots, including Celtic knots, Chinese decorative knots, maritime knots, and popular paracord ties. Each historical knot instruction is presented in step-by-step fashion with full-color photographs. In fact, over 300 step-by-step color photographs are included in the book, each accompanied with clear, concise instructional captions.
Whether you’re a sailor, teacher, jewelry maker, survivalist, general knot enthusiast, or just looking for bush crafts, paracord ties, a curriculum for students, or a fun way to pass the time, Decorative Fusion Knots is the book for you.
With easy-to-understand captions and clear step-by-step photos, readers can learn at their own pace, review whole techniques at a single glance and simply lay the book flat on the table and follow along as they tie.
Ornamental Knots for Beaded Jewellery by Suzen Millodot includes some Chinese knots, some hand-tied Celtic knots and some fancy knots, and shows you in detail how to make them and combine them with beads and pendants to make very unusual and stylish jewellery.
Knotting is an ancient art form in China, and the knots formed with beautiful silk cord have been used for thousands of years for both practical and decorative purposes. These ornamental knots were often used to add elegance to otherwise functional objects including hair pins, eyeglass cases, and lanterns. These intricate designs are not only beautiful, but they hold special meanings as well- from the double coin knot used to represent prosperity to the pan chang knot which represents the Buddhist concept of the cyclical nature of all existence.